How do you store your "house" long gun? For those of you that keep a long gun for home defense, how do you store it? I have two younger kids, and we quite often have other neighborhood kids over at our house. Because of that I can't just leave a loaded rifle in the corner, leaning against the wall. Additionally, a few year back we had a problem with a large male black bear prowling around, so I wanted to keep a rifle handy just in case I took the dogs out at night and ran into Mr. bear. This is what I ended up doing. Standard bedroom wall closet (NON walk in) Standing at the edge of the closet door and looking up. . . Still nothing to see! Stepping backwards into the closet, leaning in, and looking up. Marlin 1894CS .357/.38 Special lever gun I bought the white plastic hooks from Target. They were called "euro hooks", and no, I don't know why they are called that. I'd imagine that Home Depot or Lowe's would have similar. The hooks are mounted high enough that I literally have to stretch as far as I can to reach the gun. I also mounted a set in my down stairs hall closet, as that's where I was keeping the gun when we had the black bear hanging around. You may notice that the two hooks are not at the same height respective to each other. They are set up to hold the gun level (one hook on the stock area, the other on the barrel area). I think it's a reasonable setup as you really cannot see the gun unless you stick your whole body into the closet (remember, it's NOT a walk in closet) and look up above the door.